Southern Cochlear Implant Programme

How we're funded

As we are a registered charity and operate as a not-for-profit, we keep our fees and costs to a minimum in an effort to make cochlear implant technology accessible to as many people as possible.

The Programme is funded by Whaikaha – Ministry of Disabled People to provide public cochlear implant services to children and adults, and private procedures to those who do not meet Whaikaha – Ministry of Disabled People candidacy or eligibility guidelines.

Because demand often exceeds Whaikaha – Ministry of Disabled People funding, we rely on public donations and bequests to fund cochlear implants for those in need.

How you can help

The work we do is life-changing. For a person with profound hearing loss, life is filled with challenges. The impact on family, social, education and work-lives are very real and often debilitating. This is why we try to make the benefits of a cochlear implant more easily attainable.

There are many ways in which you can support our work, whether it be through personal support, business partnerships or legacy giving.

You can make an impact today by donating here and making an immediate difference where the need is greatest.

Southern Cochlear Implant Programme